The Adolescent (Alma Classics)

Author(s): Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Among Dostoevsky's later novels, The Adolescent occupies a very special place: published three years after The Devils and five years before his final masterpiece, The Karamazov Brothers, the novel charts the story of nineteen-year-old Arkady - the illigitimate son of the landowner Versilov and the maid Sofia Andreyevna - as he struggles to find his place in society and "become a Rothschild" against the background of 1870s Russia, a nation still tethered to its old systems and values but shaken up by the new ideological currents of socialism and nihilism. Both a Bildungsroman and a novel of ideas, dealing with themes such as the relationship between fathers and sons and the role of money in modern society, The Adolescent - here presented in a brand-new translation by Dora O'Brien - shows Dostoevsky at his finest as a social commentator and observer of the workings of a young man's mind.

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Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881) is considered one of the greatest writers of all time. His works include such seminal novels as Crime and Punishment, The Idiot and The Karamazov Brothers.

General Fields

  • : 9781847494993
  • : Alma Books Ltd
  • : Alma Classics
  • : September 2015
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 891.733
  • : 528
  • : Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • : Paperback
  • : 916